The Oscar winning Actress Meryl Streep took a dig at MMA in her Golden Globe speech this weekend. While her speech was aimed at Donald Trump and the diversity of “foreigners” in Hollywood, her comment caused a storm in the online MMA community.
“If we kick them all out, you’ll have nothing to watch but football and Mixed Martial Arts, which are not the arts” Meryl Streep said.
UFC President Dana White responded to her comment today when speaking to TMZ Sports. “Its not going to be everybody’s thing,” he said. The last thing in the world I expect is an uppity 80 year old lady to be in our demographic and love Mixed Martial Arts”.
“Of course its an art,” he went on to say. “These fighters, the men and women are so talented, you know, they train their whole lives to become the best in the world and the people that get into the UFC are the elite of the elite. Saying something stupid like that is like saying she’s not a talented actress which she is”.
“She’s not educated about the sport and it was a completely uneducated comment”